I am so excited for tomorrow I'm off to Chelsea -- the Chelsea Flower Show -- THE flower show!!! Living in the Cotswolds for a month has been a life long dream and to have the Chelsea Flower Show fall into that month was just serendipitous!!!! So it's up early tomorrow as we go off to London . . .
When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
William Shakespeare, Love's Labor Lost
The gardens of William Shakespeare . . . the garden outside his birthplace -- one of those wonderful mixed borders that the English do so well . . .
And the border of New Place -- roped off because of a "dig" they were doing in the gardens.
An herb garden at the home of Shakespeare's daughter, Susannah and her husband -- an inspiration for Linderhof's herb gardens.
The mixed border at Hall's Croft (Susannah's house). Loved the focal point at the end of the garden.
We did tour all of the Stratford Shakespeare properties and unlike so many homes, no photos were allowed inside. The gardens, however, are another story and so we snapped away!!!!
And what a prelude to Chelsea!
After a day of tromping around Stratford, we decided on an easy dinner . . . and so we headed towards a favorite Chips shop in Bloxham . . . and
Dinner was paper packages of take away fish and chips!!! It's really good food!!!! (And a lot of food!!!)
Oh how perfectly delicious! I am so excited for you to go to this flowers show! Loved these photos of Shakespear's garden! This is such fun! Keep up the good work!
Martha.....gorgeous flowers. I love fish and chips, we have some good Brits who live here and have some Fish and Chip places.
What a great time you're having. How will I be satisfied with tonight's dinner after seeing the fish and chips?
What beautiful gardens! Wish I were with you. Enjoy the flower show!
So envious that you are going to the flower show. I always say I'll fly home at this time of year, so that I can take my mum for her birthday. Hopefully, next year! Enjoy yourselves there. Lx
Oh Martha how i've so enjoyed your trip. Thanks so much for dropping with your very kind comments. Happy and safe travels.. Lovely photos!
What a marvelous experience - Amazing gardens! Would love to stroll through them! Hope you have a wonderful trip! Love Fish and Chips - with malt vinegar!!!
I hope you can join me for Tea in the Garden on Saturday!
Martha, thanks so much for sharing your photos of Shakespeare's gardens. When I was there it was in March, so it is wonderful to see how they look a little later in the growing season. I'm so happy you are getting to live your dream.
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